Cycle track and micro-brewery planned for Scotch Corner Designer Village

An artist's impression of the Cornerhouse at Scotch Corner Designer Village.

A cycle track and micro-brewery have been added to the plans for the Scotch Corner Designer Village.

Bosses behind the multi-million pound scheme have also revealed the facility will include a farm shop, a Chelsea Garden-style area and space for local designers.

Sarah Hodkinson, retail director of Scotch Corner Designer Village, told Retail and Leisure International Magazine the aim was to make the centre the “perfect day out”.

She said 60 per cent of Phase One was already pre-let, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Levi’s, Clarks, Joules, Mint Velvet and Dune London among the names to have signed up.

She added: “The support and the collaboration with our local community will also shine through. Scotch Corner Designer Village has allocated a unique space called The Cornerhouse.

“This has been designed to attract additional footfall and to cement reputation. The Cornerhouse is a flexible space for brands to trial pop-ups or even the outlet model.

“The mezzanine will be permanently set aside for new brands and local designers.

“There will also be ongoing collaborations with fashion design schools, style media and bloggers.”

She said there were plans for a “multi-age and ability cycle track” and space for interactive activities such as fly-fishing.

“Post Covid-19, there has been a growth and preference for shopping outdoors in clean, healthy spaces.

“Scotch Corner is designed with this in mind and with extensive landscaping in the plans.

“Investing in the landscaping was imperative and the scheme will include a major Chelsea Garden recreated on site. In addition, there will be dedicated dog-walking areas coupled with dog training services and events.

“There will also be substantial spaces given to children’s play areas as well as unique layouts with full security and space planned for an adjacent café.”

Sarah said Scotch Corner Designer Village would have an in-house micro-brewery together with a bespoke kitchen.
“There will be regular opportunities for experiential food and beverage brands to showcase new formats.
“Plans include to host cheese-tasting, ice-cream and sausage-making.
“Scotch Corner Designer Village will also be home to a local farm shop that will stock local artisanal produce along with locally-sourced fresh fruit vegetables.”

Sarah said the development was committed to implementing “effective climate action solutions, facilitate the circular economy, use energy and resources efficiently, ensure zero waste goes to landfill and take a proactive environmental management approach”.

She added that they would target carbon neutral guest travel, net zero-carbon emissions from day one, 100 per cent renewable energy, zero waste and to support eight UN Global Sustainable Goals.

“What we aim for with this project, is for Scotch Corner Designer Village to be the perfect day out as it is set to entertain, surprise and delight all ages and surpass all expectations,” she added.

4 Comments

  1. “Sarah said the development was committed to implementing “effective climate action solutions, facilitate the circular economy, use energy and resources efficiently, ensure zero waste goes to landfill and take a proactive environmental management approach”.”
    What??? How can a retail park, which almost everyone will visit by car, sell itself as sustainable? And at a time when town centres are suffering horrific decline!

  2. It’s like going back in time 30 years. Do we really need more out of town shopping centres in 2021? Ludicrous, pointless, anachronistic project.

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